"I'd Do It All Again" as written by and Corinne Bailey Rae....
Ooh, you're searching for something I know, won't make you happy
Ooh, you're thirsting for something I know, won't make you happy
Ooh, you did it all again, you broke another skin
It's hard to believe this time, hard to believe
That my heart, my heart's an open door
You got all you came for, baby

So weary, someone to love is bigger than your pride's worth
Is bigger than the pain you got for it hurts
And out runs all of the sadness
It's terrifying, life, through the darkness

And I'd do it all again, I'd do it all again
I'd do it all again, I'd do it all again
You try sometimes but it won't stop

You got my heart and my head's lost, ooh yeah
I've been burning down these candles for love, for love
So weary, someone to love is bigger than your pride
Ooh, someone to love, mm, someone to love
Someone to love

Ooh, you're searching for something I know,
Won't make you happy
Ooh


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"I'd Do It All Again" as written by Corinne Bailey Rae

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    General CommentEven though everthing is wrong, she still loves him, so she would do it all again. Even though she knows it won't make her happy. But whenever she's with him, she lets go of logic and follows her emotions. "You got my heart and my head's lost."
    aswindcoolon February 16, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhenever I would listen to this song,
    I would be thinking about a certain someone.
    And usually,
    we would've just gotten into a fight.
    But by me listening to this song and time to reflect myself and my actions,whether I was wrong or not,
    it seemed to heal me, help me (through).
    Her songs are amazing and she can really portray her feelings well with her videos.
    xSquiDxxon October 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song is about her husband...
    she is singing about how they would fight and her head would be wondering why she was still with him and why she kept going...but he had her heart and she loved him completely. This song is about how, if she were given another chance, no matter about the fighting and the hard times she wouldn't have it any other way and would "do it all again".
    sunmagicon December 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correction"Ooh, you did it all again, you broke another skin"
    should be
    "Ooh, you did it all again, you broke another skein"
    (skein is like twine, i think)

    "It's terrifying, life, through the darkness"
    should be
    "It's a terrifying light to the darkness"

    And I think "so weary" should be "so be real," but I'd have to check the booklet again.
    annamalouson May 16, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that this song might be about the good and bad times she had with her husband. And he died of a drug overdose a few years ago. I think this song is about how, even if she was given the choice, she'd have him back.
    BettyHolly1950on July 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentOoo You're searching for something I know wont make you happy
    Ooo-ooh You're thirsting for something I know, wont make you happy
    Ooo You did it all again, you broke another skin.
    Its hard to believe this time,
    Its hard to believe that my heart
    My hearts an open door.
    You got all you came for, Baby.
    So weary, someone to love, is bigger than your prize word.
    Its bigger the pain you've cut hole in hearts,
    and out runs all of the sadness.
    Its tough to find the light through the darkness.
    And I'd do it all again, I'd do it all again, I'd do it all again, I'd do it all again.
    You try sometimes, but it wont stop.
    You got my heart, and my head's lost.
    Ohh, I've been burning down these candles for love for long
    So weary, someone to love, is bigger than your pride
    (someone to love)
    its bigger than the pain you caused boy
    (someone to love)
    (someone to love)
    ooohhh you searching for something I know wont make you happy
    oooohhhh.....
    Lavieon September 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    TranslationTo me this song means that even though he picked the decision to do drugs, she would still love him again and again and again. "he searching for something that won't make him happy." to me that is the drugs.
    jackeeashleyon December 24, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's definitely about her husband. According to wikipedia, many of the songs from The Sea were written before her husband's untimely death. This song is particularly telling of their relationship. She seems like a centered person and very meek, but her husband always seemed troubled – probably due to his drug and alcohol use.

    I think the comments before mine are accurate with the addition of "You did it all again, you broke another skin" leans towards his drug use (needles). I don't know what drugs he took, but that's what those lines reminded me of.
    the_untitledon December 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so sad but I love it. She's talking about how she'd go through all the pain and sadness again without changing a single thing for someone she loves.
    goldnavaon October 20, 2014   Link

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